Millionaire Makes Eight Expensive Oscars Outright!"
"Slumdog Millionaire" (2008)
The movie is rated R for violence, language, and
thematic elements. The run time is 120 min.
Dev Patel - Jamal K. Malik
Freida Pinto - Latika
Saurabh Shukla - Sergeant Srinivas
In 'Slumdog Millionaire', we see Jamal Malik
(played by Dev Patel), a young man whose answers to
the questions on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?"
show are played out before our eyes! Through his answers, we are
taken into his life of poverty, tragedy and joy. It is a
reminder of the films from the year 2000:
'Return to Me'
'Memento', with its seriousness and its imaging
artists' fantastic play with time and frame.
After winning 8
Oscars, 'Slumdog Millionaire' had rocketed
into national focus. "Slumdog Millionaire" does
more than paint an historic picture of the culture of India-- it
captures beautifully the pervasive themes of survival, romance,
and destiny. Being a devout follower of Christ, I was
immediately struck by the opening line "It is written," and I
wondered what type of
direction the movie would take. A formidable cast, a
catchy score and an honest approach to the basic questions that
plague human existence make this story too wonderful to miss.
Addressing grief, love, and brotherly ties, 'Slumdog
touches deep emotions while leaving us alive with hope. The
audience must be prepared to stay alert to nuance-- even to be
left questioning the end. Realistic? Not likely. Worth
watching? Definitely yes!
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